I was indeed throwing joebbowers's logic back at him. I was also making the point that the only thing worse than proposing something abhorrent is proposing something abhorrent without really thinking through the consequences. My point was not that we should come up with an actionable plan for nuking any potential threat until it glows, but that proposing a plan of action (such as, oh, nuking the Middle East) without thinking it through all the way first is a large part of the reason why the world is as screwed up as it is.
I know it won't happen, I am simply saying I wish it would. If I had the power, and all the blame would rest with me personally, I would destroy the middle east. And China and India for that matter, and most of Asia, Africa, South America, Mexico, big parts of the US, and most of Europe. Mostly to rid the world of religion, or cultures that I consider to be broken and unfixable. Good thing I'm not God, right?
By the way, I live in China, and I hate these people, haha. This is where most people ask me why I stay. Yellow fever baby, yellow fever. White chicks don't do it for me like a fine Asian lass.
Thanks for letting us know. Now I know that I never want you in any public office, even city dogcatcher. The fact that you want to commit genocide (no matter how unlikely you think it is to actually happen), not because our way of life is threatened with annihilation, but because you think that blowing up large parts of the world is a good way to deal with things you find undesirable, is more than enough for me.
I can't say I'm surprised at that article. Cussing out a holy book of some religion in front of a believer of that religion is like taunting a lion that's within easy reach of you. Push it too far, and someone else gets to clean up the mess.